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RIP Mr Reynolds

Old 09-06-2018, 03:59 PM
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For all interested, there's a dedicated moment of silence for him tonight at 7:30 EST if you'd like to say a prayer for him and thanks.

On a side note, I think I may have a drink or two and watch one of his flicks tonight. Haven't seen Cannonball Run 2 in forever. May do Stroker Ace too.

I too haven't heard of WW or Dixie Dance Kings but will be certain to look them up.
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Old 09-06-2018, 05:41 PM
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Hard to beat Burt and Gleason in the Bandit.

Still an all time classic that's still just as funny as it was years ago.

RIP Bandit.
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Old 09-06-2018, 05:49 PM
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Lived a heck of a life...

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Shook hands with him at beau Rivage casino. I thought his bodyguard was going to interfere, but Burt made time for a few of us.
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Old 09-06-2018, 06:06 PM
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A local. Actually lived in our county for decades.

Never took himself too seriously..usually funny as hell. Always a man's man. Lotsa wimmen in his life, but didn't kiss and tell. He mostly made movies which were fun. What can you say bad about him? Not much! Lonnie (?) Anderson took him to the cleaners, but what did she expect? She's shit in my book.

There is NO ONE (male) who hasn't emjoyed his movies!

Sad day. RIP Burt!
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Old 09-06-2018, 06:23 PM
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My fav........


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Old 09-06-2018, 06:43 PM
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I don't know what kind of coverage you guys are getting on the news.
I drove through Hollywood a few minutes ago, very large crowd at his star on the walk of fame, lots and lots of flowers and TV cameras. it appears people from all walk of life there to pay homage.
RIP, there will be a black Trans Am on the walk tonight.
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Old 09-06-2018, 07:05 PM
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Mean Machine!

Lost a great one.

Palm Beach County/Jupiter Guy, FSU alum
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As a southern boy born in 1971 the three biggest heroes of my childhood were Elvis, Evel and The Bandit!

I had THE coolest dad. About 2-3yrs after Smokey & The Bandit was released, black T/As were still the coolest amongst us kids. My dad picked me up one Friday afternoon in his new black T/A with the T-tops out, the gold bird and stripes shining. I was THE STUFF in that school parking lot that day! The kids were drooling and talking as we eased away from the elementary building. Once my dad cleared the school parking lot and got all 4 tires on the main street out front of the school, he mashed the clutch, revved that ol Pontiac up & BOILED THE TIRES right there with kids screaming and the teachers cussing as we FLEW away!!!

Gator, Mean Machine, "That river", Bandit, Stroker Ace, JJ & his Cannonballers.... truly some of my most cherished movies and childhood memories!

RIP & THANK YOU SIR!

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Old 09-06-2018, 07:40 PM
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I got to meet him when i was 12, when I was trying out to be a stand-in for his made for tv movie The Man from Leftfield that was filmed in Jupiter. Went out to his ranch and got to have a meeting with just him. Even though i didnt get the part, it was awesome in my eyes just to get to meet and talk with him one on one. I’ll never forget how let down my mom was that she didn’t get to meet him.
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The quality of the women he has been with is most impressive.

RIP
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Loved him on Jeopardy
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While I was dating her back in college, my xgf worked at County Line Restaurant in Jupiter. The Bandit and his wife were regulars. Xgf really liked Burt, but not so much his wife.

I was in Jupiter a few months back and looked for the restaurant. I did not see it. Did they knock it down?

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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
beat me to it!! RIP..
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I don't know anyone that didn't love this guy. No political bullsht spewing from him. Just laughs. RIP
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My favorite Burt Reynolds movie is The End (1978). He also directed it.

Back in the 80's there was a hole-in-the-wall shoe repair shop in downtown Orlando. The guy had a Burt autograph taped to the glass display case. For some reason I've always remembered it.

"Go see the best there is in life and never die for anyone! Burt Reynolds"
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Originally Posted by Rapi View Post
While I was dating her back in college, my xgf worked at County Line Restaurant in Jupiter. The Bandit and his wife were regulars. Xgf really liked Burt, but not so much his wife.

I was in Jupiter a few months back and looked for the restaurant. I did not see it. Did they knock it down?

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Burt actually lived in south Martin county, a couple miles north of County Line Road. Just drove past his home a couple days ago, right on US1. No identification on the property, just a gate.

The restaurant is gone. Don't know if it relocated or renamed. Burt owned the home on US1 with Loni Anderson (the bitch). Home was forclosed on a couple years ago, and it appears a benefactor bought it and rents it back to Reynolds.

I haven't read Burts book, but I should. He made several movies in and around Savannah when I lived there. One was right around the corner from me, and I was actually in a group scene. Everyone liked Burt, just a nice, funny guy.
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I went to a few water holes in Jupiter last night. Heard “east bound and down” at all of them
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While I was dating her back in college, my xgf worked at County Line Restaurant in Jupiter. The Bandit and his wife were regulars. Xgf really liked Burt, but not so much his wife.

I was in Jupiter a few months back and looked for the restaurant. I did not see it. Did they knock it down?

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County Line Pizza. My mom went into labor with me in that restaurant. She was there with my dad and his softball team after their game. The place has been torn down. There is another off of Donald Ross Rd that is good, but not as good as when Al Staffa (owner) was cooking.
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